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Archive News 2020  August

iGoldrush is your source for the most current domain industry news and information. Read the most current domain news below, then visit our news archive for domain news from years past. In addition to domain name news, you’ll find domain articles, information, and interviews with top industry insiders.

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Today: How to find the owner of a .de ccTLD / $6.99 .COM Registration / All Popular Domain Suffixes Explained / and more… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying One word Domains – [...] Continue reading


Joe.Link being used by Biden Campaign

The Biden campaign looks to be using Joe.Link in probably the best way .link should be used. As a branded URL shortener. Video announcing Kamala Harris as VP (read the description): JOE.LINK/APP for App Store: JOE.LINK/AFTERPARTY for DNC afterparty RSVP: Also, if you text 30330, they will direct you to JOE.LINK to make a [...] Continue reading

Domain Investing

Gif Your Beet Domain Name

Jen Sale from had a fun idea this evening that I haven’t seen before on Twitter: It’s no secret… I ❤️ #domains & #GIFs. So, tweet me the best domain name that you own and I will match it to an EARTH-SHATTERING* GIF! *Maybe.#mashup #MondayFunday — Jen Sale 🏝 (@jensale) August 31, 2020 [...] Continue reading


How the First White House Website Came to Be

A screenshot of the first White House website (from the U.S. Archives) In doing a recent search, there it was: the first White House website archived at the U.S. Archives. It ended up changing the direction of markets and network development, if not world politics. How it came to be is known only [...] Continue reading

NamesCon auction adds another 19 new domains (total is now 97)

19 new domains were added in the past few days in the NamesCon auction but the auction list is still pretty week with only about 10 days left until the live auction. Some domains are very hard for me to see in the list. Seriously? .ICU??? Really? I see a few domains [...] Continue reading

Morgan Linton

As startups move away from made up words, do they also move away from .COM?

Today Crunchbase wrote an interesting article about the trends they’re seeing when it comes to startup names. It’s safe to say that Crunchbase probably has the most data to mine when it comes to what startups are calling themselves since they maintain the largest startup and funding database in the [...] Continue reading


ICANN apologizes to “arms dealer” claim security firm after email goes missing

ICANN has apologized to the security company that claimed an accredited registrar was in league with malware distributors, after an email went AWOL. You may recall that registrar GalComm was accused by Awake Security last month of turning a blind eye to abuse in a report entitled “The Internet’s New Arms Dealers: Malicious Domain Registrars” [...] Continue reading

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